Re: Cusp finally working BUT something missing



On 01/22/2012 12:14 PM, Camaleón wrote:
On Sat, 21 Jan 2012 13:24:17 -0500, Wayne Topa wrote:

I have not been able to use cups on any of my Debian boxes since
upgrading to MB's without parallel port connectors for over a year,
until now. I was finally able to use my USB-> parallel adapter to
connect to the HP Printer.

I can now print but am missing features that used to be there before, or
I have missed something.

When printing with iceweasel the printer options no longer have a 'Print
Selected' box. The File/Page Setup no longer has the setting for
headers or footers. Am I missing package or has printing gone
backwards? I am used to upgrading to 'better' features so maybe I am
spoiled.

I have that setting available under Firefox's menu → Print... → Print...
→ Options tab. It is indeed an option available for every printer I have
setup (either virtual PDF printers, HP laserjet printers, Ricoh
copier...).

my Print/)Options Tab is missing the print selections here on wheezy and ISTR it is missing on Stable & Sid here as well. I will have to check that again though.

But I'm using GNOME and this can be make a difference. What DE/WM are you
using?

Fluxbox

One more "feature' I notice is that I have to unplug, then re-plugn the
USB-> parallel nearly every time I print a document or cups can't find
the printer. That is a real PITA!

Sure it is.

Read CUPS logs and also dmesg/syslog to find out more information about
the USB disconnects (if CUPS can't detect the printer I guess is because
the USB port resets, right?).

I do not see any trace of a reset in the cups logs, but here is a sample of the syslog where I had to unplug and re-plug


Jan 19 14:45:43 dj udev-configure-printer: remove /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:12.0/usb3/3-1
Jan 19 14:45:48 dj kernel: [13925.396048] usb 3-1: new full speed USB device number 3 using ohci_hcd
Jan 19 14:45:48 dj kernel: [13925.563064] usb 3-1: New USB device found, idVendor=067b, idProduct=2305
Jan 19 14:45:48 dj kernel: [13925.563075] usb 3-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
Jan 19 14:45:48 dj kernel: [13925.563082] usb 3-1: Product: IEEE-1284 Controller
Jan 19 14:45:48 dj kernel: [13925.563087] usb 3-1: Manufacturer: Prolific Technology Inc.
Jan 19 14:45:48 dj mtp-probe: checking bus 3, device 3: "/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:12.0/usb3/3-1"
Jan 19 14:45:48 dj mtp-probe: bus: 3, device: 3 was not an MTP device
Jan 19 14:45:48 dj udev-configure-printer: add /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:12.0/usb3/3-1/3-1:1.0
Jan 19 14:45:48 dj udev-configure-printer: parent devpath is /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:12.0/usb3/3-1
Jan 19 14:45:48 dj udev-configure-printer: Device vendor/product is 067B:2305
Jan 19 14:45:48 dj udev-configure-printer: MFG:Hewlett-Packard MDL:HP LaserJet 6P SERN:- serial:-
Jan 19 14:45:50 dj udev-configure-printer: URI matches without serial number: usb://HP/LaserJet%206P
Jan 19 14:45:50 dj udev-configure-printer: No serial number URI matches so using those without
Jan 19 14:46:46 dj logger: You have 0 root processes running
Jan 19 14:49:16 dj logger: You have 0 root processes running
Jan 19 14:50:01 dj /USR/SBIN/CRON[15914]: (root) CMD (test -x /usr/sbin/metche && /usr/sbin/metche cron)
Jan 19 14:51:34 dj kernel: [14272.018586] usb 3-1: USB disconnect, device number 3
Jan 19 14:51:34 dj udev-configure-printer: remove /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:12.0/usb3/3-1
Jan 19 14:51:35 dj udev-configure-printer: Queue ipp://localhost:631/printers/HP_LaserJet_6P has matching device URI
Jan 19 14:51:35 dj udev-configure-printer: Disabled printer ipp://localhost:631/printers/HP_LaserJet_6P as the corresponding device was unplugged or turned off
Jan 19 14:51:39 dj kernel: [14276.332039] usb 3-1: new full speed USB device number 4 using ohci_hcd
Jan 19 14:51:39 dj kernel: [14276.499090] usb 3-1: New USB device found, idVendor=067b, idProduct=2305
Jan 19 14:51:39 dj kernel: [14276.499101] usb 3-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
Jan 19 14:51:39 dj kernel: [14276.499108] usb 3-1: Product: IEEE-1284 Controller
Jan 19 14:51:39 dj kernel: [14276.499113] usb 3-1: Manufacturer: Prolific Technology Inc.
Jan 19 14:51:39 dj mtp-probe: checking bus 3, device 4: "/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:12.0/usb3/3-1"
Jan 19 14:51:39 dj mtp-probe: bus: 3, device: 4 was not an MTP device
Jan 19 14:51:39 dj udev-configure-printer: add /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:12.0/usb3/3-1/3-1:1.0
Jan 19 14:51:39 dj udev-configure-printer: parent devpath is /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:12.0/usb3/3-1
Jan 19 14:51:39 dj udev-configure-printer: Device vendor/product is 067B:2305
Jan 19 14:51:39 dj udev-configure-printer: MFG:Hewlett-Packard MDL:HP LaserJet 6P SERN:- serial:-
Jan 19 14:51:40 dj udev-configure-printer: URI matches without serial number: usb://HP/LaserJet%206P
Jan 19 14:51:40 dj udev-configure-printer: No serial number URI matches so using those without
Jan 19 14:51:40 dj udev-configure-printer: Queue ipp://localhost:631/printers/HP_LaserJet_6P has matching device URI
Jan 19 14:51:40 dj udev-configure-printer: Re-enabled printer ipp://localhost:631/printers/HP_LaserJet_6P
Jan 19 14:51:46 dj logger: You have 0 root processes running


What's the status of the printer under CUPS web interface?
Waiting for printer.

I then pull the USB cable, re-plug it and click the JOBS tab and it gives me an option to reprint the job, and it then does print it.

Have you configured the printer using CUPS's web interface or using the
hp-setup utility?

127.0.0.1:631

I hope I alone have these problems and that someone can clue me in on
where I have gone wrong with my setup.

Nobody has replied, so maybe yes, you're alone (just kidding) ;-P

PS: The header/footer problem has been reported on and of since 2008
but not lately as far as I could find.


The Header/Footer options 'are' in the Printer/Options Tab but they do
not print.
I've never had problems with Firefox/Iceweasel regarding that options,
have been always there :-?

Greetings,



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